Mercy Dee Walton - One Room Country Shack & Other Struggling Blues | RECORD STORE DAY

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One Room Country Shack & Other Struggling Blues
Artist: Mercy Dee Walton
Format: CD


Label: Jasmine Records
Rel. Date: 11/11/2022
UPC: 604988319729

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1. Baba-Du-Lay Fever (G. I. Fever)
2. Lonesome Cabin Blues
3. Evil and Hanky
4. Homely Baby
5. Bird Brain Baby
6. Crepe on Your Door
7. Straight and Narrow
8. Old Fashioned Ways
9. Pay Off (Anything in the World)
10. Trailing My Baby
11. Romp ; Stomp Blues
12. Oh, Oh, Please
13. Come Back Maybellene
14. Have You Ever (Alternate Take)
15. Stubborn Woman
16. One Room Country Shack
17. My Woman Knows the Score
18. Misery Blues
19. The Great Mistake
20. Strugglin' with Blues
21. Rent Man Blues
22. Fall Guy
23. The Drifter
24. Winter Blues
25. Get to Gettin'
26. Dark Muddy Bottom
27. My Woman and the Devil
28. Problem Child

More Info:

Mercy Dee Walton Was A Pianist, Singer And Songwriter, Whose Oeuvre Encompassed Blues, Jump Blues And R&B, Invariably Bewailing The Unattractiveness Of Rural Life. Invariably Billed On Record As Just MERCY DEE, He Remains Chiefly Important For His US Top 10 R&B Hits 'Lonesome Cabin Blues (Log Cabin Blues)' And 'One Room Country Shack'. The Latter Song Became Established As A Blues Standard, And Was Later Closely Associated With Mose Allison. A Powerful Body Of Work, This Compilation Is A Selection Of Popular Sides And Rarities, Recorded Between 1949-55, Variously For Spire, Imperial, Colony, Rhythm, Flair, And Specialty. His 1955 Flair Release 'Come Back Maybellene', An Answer Disc To Chuck Berry's 'Maybellene', Was A Big Record Among Specialist Rock & Roll Collectors. He Sadly Died Of A Cerebral Haemorrhage In 1962, Just A Year After Recording A Fine Comeback Album, "Mercy Dee", For Arhoolie.